From humble beginnings and single retail stores, coffee companies like Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Caribou Coffee and Peet's Coffee and Tea have expanded to serve an international customer base. Their coffees can be found in retail stores, wholesale retailers, offices and online markets not only across the United States, but in many other countries as well.
Voted best coffee in the 2010 Zagat survey, Starbucks has expanded from its modest Seattle beginnings to become the top company in roasting and retail in the world. Now an international community, Starbucks has loyal customers across the world in a variety of locations, including strip malls, stand-alone shops, with drive-throughs, as well as kiosks in malls and airports.
Starbucks Coffee Company PO Box 3717 Seattle, WA 98124-3717 800-235-2883 starbucks.com
Number 2 on the 2010 Zagat Survey of best quick-refreshment chains is Dunkin Donuts, the company specializing not only in donuts, but in coffee as well. The company claims the distinction of being the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world, with shops in 34 states and 31 countries. In addition to finding Dunkin' Donuts coffee in stores, customers can buy beans in bulk from major retailers, including grocery stores and wholesale stores like Wal-Mart and Target, in addition to buying online.
Dunkin' Brands 130 Royall Street Canton, Massachusetts 02021 781-737-3000 dunkindonuts.com
Caribou Coffee began at the top of Sable Mountain in Alaska and continues with almost 500 store locations in 16 states, primarily in the eastern and midwestern parts of the country. The company's coffee can be found in wholesale retailers, restaurants, food service distributors, and offices nationwide in a addition to its own retail stores.
Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. 3900 Lakebreeze Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55429 763-592-2200 cariboucoffee.com
Peet's Coffee and Tea
Roasting by hand since its beginning in Berkeley, California in 1966, Peet's Coffee has now expanded to New England after conquering the West Coast. Roasting to order, Peet's not only sells in its retail stores but in grocery stores and to offices across the country. Loyal customers, named Peetniks, are honored and receive benefits.
Peet's Coffee and Tea Double-Forte 600 Townsend Street Suite 220e San Francisco, CA 94103 peets.com 415-863-4900